A new image of Earth: The flight of European astronaut Gerhard Thiele on STS-99 in 2000
Dr. Gerhard Thiele participated as a mission specialist on the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) on board STS-99, February 11–22, 2000. The mission goal was the three-dimensional digital mapping of the Earth’s surface. This chapter contains Dr. Thiele’s own account of his space mission.
KeywordsShuttle Radar Topography Mission Space Shuttle Crew Member Main Engine Solid Rocket Motor
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